Long lasting afterglow in the dark
Swiss Super-LumiNova® pigments are the choice of the Swiss watch industry for the highest possible afterglow performance.
The materials are all 100% Swiss made and available in selected grades.
Swiss Super-LumiNova® is non-radioactive, REACH compatible, highly temperature resistant and resistant to environmental influences.
It works like a light storage battery, where light charges the battery and afterwards the light is continuously emitted. This activation and subsequent light emission process can be repeated again and again, and the material does not suffer any ageing.
It is chargeable with sunlight or artificial light. Mixed with a suitable specific binder, Swiss Super-LumiNova® is applied on dials and hands.
With sufficiently sized markings, a full night legibility can be achieved according to ISO 3157.
Short delivery times and triple quality control are standard practice to maintain the highest possible quality standard.
Afterglow Colors (Emission Color in Darkness)
Swiss Super-LumiNova® is available in eight different color lines:
- BL (Blue Line, emission at 485 nm)
- GL (Green Line, emission at 515 nm)
- VL (Violet Line, emission at 440 nm)
- WL (White Line, complete white emission)
- YL (Yellow Line, yellow emission)
- OL (Orange Line, orange emission)
- PL (Pink Line, pink emission)
- UL (Ultramarine Line, ultramarine blue emission)
The human eye has the highest sensitivity to the green emission, when coming directly from sunlight into the dark (photopic vision).
After adaption to darkness, the human eye is changing to scotopic vision with higher sensitivity but no color perception. In such situations, the blue emission is better visible by the human eye.
If you are looking for a dark, very eye-pleasing emission color, the Swiss Super-LumiNova® violet line might be your favorite choice.
The Swiss Super-LumiNova® White Line pigments with their white body colors (appearance on daylight) and the white emission in the dark offer various design possibilities which have never been seen before.
Orange or red bodycolored pigments show a yellow to orange/ red emission due to an emission shift.
Qualities of Swiss Super-LumiNova®
Since the very beginning of the Swiss Super-LumiNova® era, we have always put a lot of efforts in improving its performance steadily. Different research projects have led to Grade A and now to the superior Grade X1 quality. The three available Swiss Super-LumiNova® qualities are:
- Standard Grade
- Grade A
- Grade X1
The new Swiss Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 shows a performance increase of up to 60% after two hours compared to the standard grade. By using Swiss Super-LumiNova® Grade X1, the legibility according to the ISO 3157 standard will be extended by at least a factor of 1.6 on the long term.
Swiss Super-LumiNova® Grade X1 defines a new quality standard of night visibility on your watch, which has never been seen before.
Phosphorescent Pigments, specially tailored on your Custom Application
Sometimes, one solution does not fit for all: To reach the highest quality and aesthetic standards, which are demanded by the watch industry, only the best possible materials are good enough: Specially tailored pigments in different grain size distribution, shape and treatments offer optimized solutions for various applications like Stylograph application, silk screen or pad/transfer printing. The right choice will improve the aesthetic appearance and performance of the final product.
Please just get in contact with us and our technicians will assist you in finding the best material for your custom application.